Genshin Impact Zhongli builds: The best weapons, artifacts and teams

ZHONGLI, a Geo Archon, is one of the most powerful support characters in Genshin Impact.

He can create powerful shields that will keep you safer from glass cannon attacks.

Zhongli brings the shields.


Zhongli is the one who brings the shields.Credit: HoYoVerse

Zhongli is also an excellent tank, as his five-star rating shows.

If you’ve spent your primogems unlocking Zhongli, then here’s how to best include him in your Genshin Impact team.

The best weapons for Zhongli at Genshin Impact

Zhongli is a great character keeper. He must focus on his maximum HP to achieve this feat.

Hu Tao’s signature weapon, the Staff of HomaZhongli’s best option is, which boosts maximum HP by 20%.

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It also increases attack based max health, which is an important buff.

If you don’t have this, here are some alternative weapons for Zhongli:

  • Vortex Vanquisher (five-star polearm) – increases Shield Efficiency and Attack.
  • Primordial Jade Wedge-Spear (five-star polearm) – increases Attack.
  • Engulfing Lightning (five-star polearm) – increases Energy Recharge and Attack.
  • The Catch (four-star polearm) – increases ability damage.
  • Prototype Starglitter (four-star polearm) – increases damage; craftable and therefore a good free-to-play option.

Best Zhongli artifacts in Genshin Impact

If you are looking to include Zhongli in your team, there are two routes that you can take.

A complete set of shield supports is necessary if your dog needs it. Tenacity of The Millelith.

Two pieces will increase health by 20%,  and four pieces will increase damage for your team based on shield strength.

Two pieces of advice are recommended if Zhongli is more aggressive. Archaic PetraGeo damage is increased by 15% when you combine two pieces of Noblesse ObligeSpecial abilities are affected by this ability, which can increase damage by 20%.

Pay close attention to the following distributions of stats:

  • Plume: Attack (main stat), Critical damage, Critical hit rate, HP%, and Energy Recharge (sub stats).
  • Flower: HP (mainstat), Critical Damage, Critical Hit Rat, HP% and Energy Recharge.
  • Sands: HP% (main stat), Critical Hit Rate, Critical Damage, Critical Hit Rat, ATK%, and Energy Recharge (sub stats).
  • GobletGeo Damage% (main stat), Critical Damage Rate, Critical Hit Rate and ATK%. Energy Recharge (sub stats).
  • Circlet: Critical damage (main stat), Critical damage, Critical hit rate, HP%, Attack% and Critical damage (sub stats).

Top Zhongli teams in Genshin Impact 

Zhongli excels as a support character for a variety of teams that require strong shields.

These are some examples of possible compositions.

  • Hu Tao (Main-DPS), Xingqiu (Sub-DPS), Albedo (Sub-DPS), Zhongli (Support)
  • Ganyu (Main-DPS), Xiangling (Sub-DPS), Bennett (Support), Zhongli (Support)
  • Ningguang (Main-DPS), Fischl (Sub-DPS), Bennett (Support), Zhongli (Support)
  • Eula (Main-DPS), Raiden (Sub-DPS), Shenhe (Support), Zhongli (Support)

He can’t heal damage, which is usually the role of a support character, but his shields will prevent damage before it happens.

Zhongli also reduces enemy resistances making it easier to maximise your team’s attack power.

Marco Wutz and Georgina Jung wrote this article for the company GLHF.

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